LEST WE FORGET 

Corporal Alexander Charles THOMPSON MID

Service No: 135
Born: Prahran VIC, September 1888
Enlisted in the Army: 20 December 1915
Awarded the Mentioned in Despatches (MID), 27 February 1917
Unit: No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Illness (Pneumonia), At Sea, 3 April 1919, Aged 30 Years
Buried: At Sea
CWGC Additional Information: No additional information
Place of Association: North Fitzroy VIC
Remembered: Stone 3A, Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Corporal Thompson embarked for Australia on HMT Port Sydney from Kantara on 4 March 1919.  He died enroute and was buried at sea at position 35.30S 131.33E on 4 April 1919.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, THOMPSON A C

Bibliography:

Lax, M. (Mark) (editor) One Man’s War: Aircraft Mechanic Joe Bull’s Personal diaries 1916-9, Banner Books, Maryborough QLD 4650, 1997
Roberts, E.G.  (Eric Glendower) (250197) Box Kites and Beyond, The Hawthorn Press Melbourne VIC 3000, 1976
Sutherland, L. W. (Leslie) Aces and Kings, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1935
Williams, Sir R. (Richard) (1) These are Facts: the Autobiography of Air Marshal Sir Richard Williams KBE, CB, DSO, Australian War Memorial and Australian Government Publishing Service, 1977 – Chapters 3-9

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